Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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New SSD causes screen freezing on an old laptop

My father has a old laptop made by Lenovo. He wants me to replace the original HDD with a SSD so the laptop can run faster. So I bought Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB (SATA) and did replacement.But after ...
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No device drivers were found error with Windows 7 boot usb

My first time in effort to initializing SSD. Couldn't partition on Windows 10 nor Mac, was advised by an officer at MS in Korea to reinstall Windows 7.Then series of issues opened up. I was using ...
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I installed Windows on SSD in AHCI mode but it keeps freezing

I use an Alienware 17 R4 and I did a clean installation of windows on my SSD in SATA AHCI , as my BIOS menu only had two SATA options Raid On or AHCI. But with Raid turned on my windows installation ...
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Can putting an SSD on a hard drive make it overheat?

So today I bought a 2 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD, and I have my old ( about ) 470 GB hard drive, since I had no bracket for the SSD I could only install my 2 TB hard drive in the slot, and so now ...
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Unable to format 240GB SanDisk SSD after failed windows 7 install

My 240GB SanDisk SSD will not format. I am unable to do anything with it. I had windows 7 installed on it and attempted to do a fresh install of windows 7. An error occurred during the installation (I ...
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Do Thunderbolt 3 external SSDs work with Linux?

I'm planning to buy and connect an external SSD to a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 5 laptop, using one of the Thunderbolt 3 connectors of the laptop, with a Thunderbolt 3 cable. (Example of such an external ...
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How can I get my SSDs write speeds to perform normally?

TL;DR My SSDs have read speeds in excess of 500mb/s in CrystalDiskMark, but have write speeds of 60mb/s and 200mb/s (Kingston and Samsung SSD, respectively). How can I get my write speeds to perform ...
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Windows 10 takes 6 minutes to boot on an SSD

Yes, Fast Boot is enabled. It does this on restarts and also when it crashes, basically when Fast Boot can't work. Disabling Fast Boot results in the same ~6 minutes. When it's enabled, Windows takes ...
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Is 60gb SSD big enough for Win 7?

Wondering if I could do an ssd upgrade at my school. The students have Win 7 as OS, and only use the web browser for checking assignments (chrome), and MS Office, nothing else. Could I get away with ...
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400GB IBM SSD (98Y4042) on standard desktop PC

I have one 400GB IBM/STEC SSD (fru 98Y4042) that I can not gain access to from my windows pc.My SAS controller can (from BIOS) "see" the disk but is unable to perform a low level format on it.The ...